I originally posted this in one of the Castleshorrt threads, just before it got locked...beautiful timing. I think this is one where avid ARRSErs can assist me. Please move this if it needs to be placed elsewhere. A guy who I was at Sandhurst with (in fact one of my best mates) has got married - nothing strange in that I hear you say. He got married in uniform. Again nothing too odd. (I know this from the wedding photos popping up all over - shudders - facebook). BUT, my last conversations with him (nearly a year ago), had him telling me he got out of the Army a few years after commissioning (in fact 4 years after and that was a few years ago), but having done some stuff for them since (database formulation and some work for recruiting). He also implied that it was "complicated" and he couldn't really go into it. he was always a bit of a bluffer, in a harmless and friendly way at Sandbags, but the possibility that he is now REALLY bluffing annoys me. I have checked the London Gazette (surely not the b-all and end-all) and he was moved to Regular board of Reserves the year he left the army - as a Lieutenant. Apart from his commission and prom from 2Lt to Lt, there are no other gazeete entries (i.e. nothing to Captain, nothing about TA commissions). He is in uniform at his wedding as a Major - which as a non-grad he could only have just achieved. Can anyone help me with this conundrum - I don't think he is TA, he obviously wouldn't promote on the board of reserves (and there is no list of him doing so at any rate), so is he bluffing his case? He was a bit of a bluffer, but I would not have put him in this league (or more correctly, potential league - it may be kosher). HELP!! Needless to say, PM me and I can give some more info if required, but a surefire way of checking (I can't contact him, less for the evil facebook) would be good.